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Title: The Littles and the Big Storm by John Peterson
When the Bigg family goes on vacation, it is up to the Littles to take care of the house when a big storm bears down on them. Can they keep the basement from flooding and ruining the furnace? And what kind of creature is leaving mysterious clues around the house?
I must say that this Littles book is not my favorite in the series. While there are parts of the story which are cute and fun, the Littles never leave their house and the adventure seems a little lacking. That’s only my personal opinion, so take it with a grain of salt.
The storm is what really provides the excitement in this story. Because the Biggs are away from home, the Littles have to figure out how to solve the problem of the flooding basement, and that ends up being pretty dramatic. I love imagining them on their raft floating across the perilous water-filled basement.
The other mystery which serves as a subplot throughout the story (which I’m not going to give away), ends in a rather anticlimactic way. My son and I read the book together, and we were guessing that there was some kind of animal loose in the house. You’ll have to read it to find out if we were right or wrong.
I recommend The Littles and the Big Storm to children who are beginning to read chapter books. It’s also a must-read for Littles fans and would make a fun family read-aloud, too!
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…